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Freelance Assistant Buyer, Men's

Lyndhurst, NJ 07071

Posted: 08/26/2019 Job Category: Buying, Urgent Temp Job Number: 115441

*Moving to Nutley, NJ Fall 2019*

Job Title: Freelance Assistant Buyer, Men’s        

Current Location: Lyndhurst, NJ   

Upcoming Location: Nutley NJ 

Start Date: ASAP

End Date: TBD

Openings: 1

Responsibilities:

Buy Process: 
·Attend and participate in all buying and business related meetings 
-Shop parent line and competitive marketplace for trend and product opportunities and present findings to the team 
·Perform style/color analysis and present findings to Buyer 
·Assist with assortment recommendations based on knowledge of the business 
-Prepare and maintain all tools relative to the assortment planning process (dolls, boards, color swatch books etc.) 
·Maintain and manage purchase orders; troubleshoot purchase order issues, price discrepancies, vendor production and store callouts 
·Ensure accuracy of all style information submitted to production/merchandising 
·Present product performance at monthly hindsight meetings 
·Define items in system to needed brand, season, and delivery 
·Manage on order tracking report; validate and ensure accuracy 
·Lead on order meetings: recap and provide status update weekly to all members of the team 
·Enter weekly price changes in system (promotions/markdowns) 
·Prepare re-ticketing / price change task forms for Field and Distribution Center 

Reporting: 
·Create, maintain, and validate accuracy of weekly business review reports 
·Review and manage season coding to ensure accuracy and consistency 
·Timely and accurate management of all aspects of APS Selling Reports: create, update, and distribute
·Create Item Index Quarterly through partnership with Distribution Analysts and the Brand Presentation team 

Samples: 
·Manage organization of samples lines/closet organization 
·Create tracking and maintain samples by season, classification, and delivery 
·Partner with Marketing on sample hand-off for photo shoots 

Skills & Knowledge:

Education 
Bachelor’s Degree 

Experience 
1-2 years of experience in buying/merchandising 

Skills/Behaviors 
-Ability to be flexible and manage multiple tasks simultaneously 
-High level of accuracy, detail orientation and organization skills 
-Strong written and verbal communication skills 
-Assertive and solution-oriented when faced with obstacles 
-General understanding of customer, marketplace and product 
-Basic understanding of the product lifecycle 
-Ability to complete current and historical analysis of the business to support recommendations an decisions (style/color level) 
-Demonstrate leadership potential 

Systems & Tools 
-GFE+ 
-Island Pacific 
-MSL+ 
-Microstrategy/DSS 
-Retail Math 
-Microsoft Excel / Word / PowerPoint 
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